Anyway, the biggest issue I'm having is that it's SO FREAKIN SLOW!? I've got Dual Athlon MP2000+ and 1GB of RAM, an ATI Radeon 9700 Pro (OpenGL issues??) and a few hard drives.
I know Combustion isn't a video editing program, but what I'm trying to do is add some effects to video clips. So, here's what I do: I run Combustion. Open (1) 30 second video clip (720x480 MiniDV) into the workspace. I get less than 5 fps playback without any operations or anything done to the clip. So, I try rendering a few seconds to RAM that I want to work on (adding text with a few effects like movement & opacity). It takes 5-10 minutes to render maybe 100-150 frames to RAM at half resolution, medium quality.
The next issue I'm having is the audio. I'm just trying to synch the text and some effects to the audio track of the video clip. I go to a later point in the clip (17seconds) and render a few seconds to RAM, but the audio that it plays back is from the begining of the entire clip, not the audio of that segment of video.
I also have my Cache set to use about 80% of my RAM (1gb) and I've never seen its usage go above 100mb even after rendering to RAM. Is there some big stupid thing that I'm missing?!? Does C*2 hate my video card? Any suggestions???? I really want to learn C*2 and maybe even purchas Combustion 3 when it comes out, but C*2 just performs SO badly on my computer..